Sportables Challenge

Sportables Challenge

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 10, 2008
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Sportables challenged participants to design a highly demountable, portable sports product library, product development studio, and futsal (soccer) play area for the community of Capao Redondo, a dense, colorful, and energetic settlement near Sao Paolo, Brazil. The “pop-up” facility deploys to provide jerseys, shoes, and balls, using sports inspire change for youth of both genders, and provide income generation opportunities for others. All designs had to grapple with issues of space, accessibility, security, resource scarcity and community.

The winning design by Toby R. Keeton is a brilliant and carefully thought-out compact module that is easy to transport and deploy, but also provides incentives for the participants to take ownership in the community resource.